Archives by Tag 'Sharepoint'

Solution to stop unecessary calls to SharePoint Server from Microsoft Office applications

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Published Links are the addresses of SharePoint sites/libraries which are available to user as a destination to save the document from Office Application. User can add additional sites/libraries by clicking on Connect To Office button on SharePoint Document Library ribbon. Microsoft Office Applications e.g. Word and Excel try to sync information for all Published Links of SharePoint […]

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How to enable new User Experience for SharePoint Online Document Libraries and Lists

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Microsoft is rolling out new user experience for Document Libraries and Lists in SharePoint Online. If you are a SharePoint Online tenant user and want to test new User Experience for your Document Library and/or SharePoint Lists then perform following steps: Document Library: Open Library Settings Click Advanced Settings Scroll to bottom of the page, you will […]

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What is a SharePoint Farm?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Thursday, June 9, 2016

It is a common question asked by many users that what exactly we mean by SharePoint Farm? The answer is A SharePoint Farm is a collection of all those SharePoint servers that share the same SharePoint configuration database. By Default, configuration database name is SharePoint_Config. As per Microsoft TechNet article here, configuration database is the fundamental […]

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Step-by-Step SharePoint Online Authentiaction Process via HTTP Protocol

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, March 21, 2016

Here is the step-by-step, behind the scene, authentication process of SharePoint Online. You can use it to connect to SharePoint Online from any Microsoft or Non-Microsoft technology.  It gives you an idea of how things work at the very basic level of HTTP protocol, while authenticating a user in SharePoint Online. Assumption: User is trying […]

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Quickly find the current used storage of your site collection by using REST

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If you want to find out how much storage your SharePoint site collection is currently using then you can use the following REST url in your browser ://<Replace your Site Collection Url>/_api/site/Usage/Storage For example: http://sp/_api/site/Usage/Storage You will get response similar to following. Please note SharePoint report storage in bytes so to get the size in […]

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All possible ways to find SharePoint Version and Build number

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, November 3, 2014

If you are trying to find exact Version and Patch level of your SharePoint installation, then use one of the following methods Method 1 : Using Service.cnf url Navigate to following url in your browser  <Your SharePoint Site>/_vti_pvt/Service.cnf You will a response similar to following vti_encoding:SR|utf8-nl vti_extenderversion:SR|14.0.0.4762  Check the number shown in your response at SharePoint […]

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Current Item Url in SharePoint Workflow

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014

If you want to embed a link to current item in your SharePoint Workflow email or in any other action then use Workflow Context -> Current Item Url  

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Custom Timer Jobs versus PowerShell and Task Scheduler for Scheduled Tasks

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Friday, December 7, 2012

Although I am a great fan of using PowerShell for performing lots of tasks in SharePoint quickly, but there are certain areas where PowerShell may not be the optimum solution. One of which is Custom Timer Jobs in SharePoint. Although you can schedule a PowerShell script by a task scheduler in windows to run some […]

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SharePoint 2013 beta announced

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Microsoft has announced the new version of SharePoint  i.e. SharePoint 2013. It is in beta version right now and can be downloaded from SharePoint site http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/preview/sharepoint.aspx To get the better idea of what is coming in next version of SharePoint, please check the Microsoft presentations at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30361 For developers, there are training videos available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/office/apps/fp123626 One of […]

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How to detect if the given webpage is generated by SharePoint?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

If you want to find out whether the given web page is generated by SharePoint or not then the most authentic way of verification is to check Response Headers. SharePoint adds an specific response header (along with others) called MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices The presence of this header is a proof that the given web page is served […]

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